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Hughes Merry-Go-Round Alumni Old School Edition
September 27, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
One event on September 28, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Hughes High School$20 – $40
Photo provided by the One Hughes Foundation
Reserve your seat to the unforgettable Hughes Alumni Merry Go Round.
Are you looking for a night of fun? How about jumping on the Hughes Merry Go Round? Well… figuratively that is. The Merry Go Round is a two-night musical tradition event that features Hughes High School Alumni. Over the years, Hughes High School has produced some powerhouse musical talent and this their opportunity to give back. Proceeds from the concert will help to transform their auditorium into a 21st-century performance space.
Tickets are $25 for general admission and $40 for VIP. VIP tickets include preferential seating and a gift bag. Tickets can be purchased online. The event will take place both Friday and Saturday night at 7 p.m.
About Hughes High School
Hughes STEM School has a rich educational history. Founded in 1853, it is the second-oldest high school in the city. Hughes was created after Thomas Hughes donated land for a school to support free education for poor children. In his will, written shortly before his death on December 26, 1824, Hughes bequeathed his land to be “applied to the maintenance and support of a school or schools in the City of Cincinnati for the education of poor destitute children whose parents or guardians are unable to pay for their schooling.”
The original Hughes High School was located at W. Fifth and Mound Streets. It was home to Hughes until 1910, when the school moved to Clifton Avenue and McMillan Street in Clifton Heights. The current building, one of the premier examples of Tutor architecture in the country, boasts a 145-foot Tudor tower designed by J. Walter Stevens that can be seen for miles. Terra cotta gargoyles representing engineering, history, drawing, athletics, chemistry, and geography are located on the cornice of the building.
The school was renovated and transformed into a STEM high school in 2010. At Hughes STEM High School, students are immersed in a creative focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) with a strong liberal arts foundation. Students take part in rich and meaningful experiences that expose them to a wide range of STEM careers. Founded to serve minority, low-income and special needs students, Hughes continues that service to this day.